Audio controllers. I love them as much as the next tax paying American, but how many is too much?
I started with ALSA, which did everything I needed. Then PulseAudio started knocking on my door constantly like a gung-ho mormon. Every article I read was SO about the Pulse. So, I downloaeded and installed.
It’s been 2 weeks and still, the only thing I have on my Mixer is “Pulse - Master”. Haven’t been able to add anything. I just got the equalizer to kind of…sort of working. .asoundrc is settling down, But I’m still uncertain as to who is using who? Does pulse use ALSA, does ALSA control the hardware? Does anyone do anything?
And now, just to mix up the party, I downloaded Jack 2. So, I’m starting to feel a little over cumbered with software to control a sound card that was working perfectly with NOTHING in Ubuntu. Can anyone tell me if I need all, or any of these programs?
I want to be able to tell ALSA or JACK or P-Sizzle what card to use, what drivers to use, what ports to use, what EVERYTHING to use. I don’t want it to guess. I don’t want it to estimate. No U-dev. No autoloading. I want to rule over the sound kingdom with great impunity. I want to know, line by line, what is happening audio-wise. I know, this will create a whole MESS of problems and I’m going to have to learn ALOT to get this right. “Why would I want to do this to myself?” you might ask. Because if yo’ve read my other posts, I’m obviously insane. Because If I wanted easy and automated, I’d jump on over to the Pirate Bay and download Windows.
Help me out guys, What program(s) do I need to accomplish what I want to do?